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Five Gifts and Four Friends

It is traditional at this season to exchange gifts and honour our relationships with family and friends. In the Yoga Sutra Patanjali offers some means to develop peaceful relationships and a peaceful mind. These are the five restraints (yama, YS 2:30) and four mental attitudes (bhavanatah, YS 1:33). The yamas (restraints) are often seen as […]

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The Law of Love

“To never harm anybody through mind, speech or action is ahimsa. Be it enemy, friend, stranger or relative, to behave towards all with the same good intentions without differentiation is daya. When such attitudes (anger, hatred and aversion) disappear from society, we will develop purity both internally and in our environments which leads to reforms […]

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